Buddhist Art

The Chester Beatty

Grant period

2019 - 2020

Location

Ireland

Thai Buddhist Tales: Stories Along the Path to Enlightenment exhibition presented the Chester Beatty’s collection of Thai paper folding books, a popular type of Buddhist manuscript in central Southeast Asia. These books were often recited by Buddhist monks in ceremonies or used in temples as teaching aids. The Chester Beatty conserves, digitizes, disseminates, and exhibits these Buddhist manuscripts to assist the learning of Thai Buddhist culture and facilitate intercultural dialogue.

Extracts from the Pali canon (Tipitaka) and Story of Phra Malai Late 18th century Thailand CBL Thi 1328 © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

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